This is a discussion on How to make more comfortable for EDC? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I posted this under a different forum area with 0 response over a week so thought I would re post here. I'm a college student ...
I posted this under a different forum area with 0 response over a week so thought I would re post here. I'm a college student that just got my CPL a few weeks ago and the only handgun I have is a sig 2340 and with little money i'm making my EDC my 2340. I snapped a few photos to see if anyone had any suggestions that may make my carry more comfortable? Im using an old faithful IWB holster with a heavy duty last chance cableas gun belt. Has anyone else had discomfort over their weak side while using a heavy duty gun belt if so how did you relieve it?
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Glock 23, mic holster, clipdraw, abdominal carry.
No, I never found a way to make a hybrid comfortable.
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Your probably unintentionally leaning to try and counter the bulge from that IWB setup....happened to me also. Quit leaning and stand up straight and your pain on the opposite side will go away. No ones looking.
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Can't see the clips on the holster, but whatever comfort you experience will come over time. I wear an SHTF ACE-1 holster (also on left side), and I find it to be very comfortable, with no discomfort on my weak side.
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I am not sure what you are asking. Are you having discomfort on your weak-side hip while carrying on your strong side? If that is the case it is either just that your belt has yet to break in, that you are tightening your belt too much, or that your pants are too tight. Pants that fit you well, with no gun, are too tight for IWB carry. Try leaving the button of your pants undone and loosen up your belt just a hair and see if that works. Wi so you might just have to buy some new pants.
I know that belt, and honestly, compared to some other similar type belts out there (Wilderness Tactical, 5.11) it isn't impressive at all, a stiff belt that doesn't shift AT ALL is vital. Try shifting your holster back more to a 4:00 or even 5:00 position, you aren't really printing per se but it is pretty obvious in the pics that you have something under your shirt. That can lead to awkward conversations, especially around a college aged crowd.
When I first read the thread and saw two posts with similar type pics (selfies in the mirror), I assumed they were the same poster. I thought for a moment that you had done an inverse Michael Jackson (gone from white to black)...I need to lay off the sherm stick...
I cannot get comfortable with my hybrid IWB Theis holster either, and it houses only a Nano. All the extra leather and the clips make it impossible to be comfortable. I've had it for a few months, so it's broken in. It also depends on the shorts I wear and the t-shirts too as to whether I print or not. I have a PJ Holster on order for a few weeks (like 10) so it should be here soon (I hope). I think that minimal holster will help tremendously.
Some times but I believe it is related to a knife I sometimes carry on the weak side and the fact that I have a preference to have my belt very tight. However I would like to address carrying full size hg. I have found that for me, it is more comfortable to carry full size at 430/5 oclock instead of 3. Compacts are fine for 3 though, maybe if you tried it in the 430/5 area you would fix your problem.
Better belt...with a stiffener. If your belt is too tight with a IWB setup...you will be uncomfortable all around.
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Stiffer belt, and maybe wear a mag pouch on the weak side. Balance out the load. The hybrid holsters do need a fair bit of time to break in, and even then I don't find them to be as comfy as my Garrett IWB. I know you don't want to blow a lot of money, so you'll probably have to trade off comfort for economy for a little while. Many of us accumulate a "box of holsters" while we're finding out what works for us, and maybe there's no shortcut save dumb luck.
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IMO, there's one or two ways to carry a full size pistol with your particular build. One would be appendix carry and is the one that would lend itself to the fastest draw. The other would be using the SmartCarry system; I use the SmartCarry all the time with excellent success. Look up "SmartCarry" and check it out from their site.